RUSH: Charles, Albuquerque, New Mexico, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello, sir.
CALLER: Good morning, Rush.
CALLER: You know, I'm just a simple conservative Republican worker, and so therefore I always look to you for guidance and clarification. I never thought in my life I'd be defending Hillary, but I just don't understand what the problem is with her using the RFK assassination as a reference to a timeline of which Democrat candidates could go into June.
RUSH: A lot of people are like you and don't understand. It's factual, it happened, it did impact that race, it gave the Democrats Hubert Humphrey and led to Chicago and the burning cars and so forth. So why not mention -- it's a matter of taste, I think. You know, we do have a First Amendment, you say what you want, but was it helpful to her? Did it help her?
CALLER: Well, no, apparently not.
RUSH: Well, of course, if she had told somebody beforehand she was going to say this, they probably would have said, "No, no, no, don't go there, do not go there." We don't want to suggest, Mrs. Clinton, we don't want to put in people's minds that any presidential candidate might be assassinated next month. It's June. Not an anniversary we celebrate here.
CALLER: Well, that's the kind of guidance I look to you for, Rush.
RUSH: Yeah. Well, it is a toughie because it did happen, and I'm a big foe, I'm a big enemy of political correctness. I really am. Here, we got a couple sound bites. I think we can squeeze a couple of them in here. Here's Michelle Obama. This is February 11th on CBS.
MICHELLE: -- sleep over it. Because the realities are that, you know, as a black man, you know, Barack can get shot going to the gas station, you know, so you -- you know, you can't --
RUSH: Okay, that's February 11th. Here is Harry Smith talking with Ted Kennedy on January 29th on CBS.
SMITH: When you see this generational change that seems to be taking place before our eyes, does it make you at all fearful? I just -- I think what I was trying to say is, sometimes agents of change end up being targets, as you well know, and I --
RUSH: CBS, CBS, CBS got this assassination stuff started back in January.
RUSH: On this assassination business, we just had a call, it was a good call, the guy said, "What's wrong with it? It's true." Yes, it is true, but it's a little tasteless, and you don't discuss the assassination of candidates in the midst of a campaign, you just don't, not cool even though it's true. Let somebody like Charles Barkley say it. He can get away with anything. Barkley can say anything; Obama can say anything, but Mrs. Clinton is not going to be able to get away with this kind of stuff. But who actually raised the subject? It was none other than Michelle (My Belle) Obama, February 11th, 2007 on 60 Minutes. I think she actually might have said this late last year and repeated it on camera on 60 Minutes. Regardless, she wasn't first, it was Harry Smith. Let's play 28 first, 'cause January 29th, 2008, on the Early Show on CBS, Harry Smith is talking to Ted Kennedy. Now, we have bleeped Kennedy out of this, 'cause he didn't know what the hell Harry Smith was talking about, and I'll tell you where we bleeped. Well, didn't bleep, we edited him out. "When you see this generational change that seems to be taking place before our eyes, does it make you at all fearful?" And that's when Kennedy started the usual liberal claptrap about health care and so he had no clue what Harry Smith was talking about, and then after Harry Smith says, "Does it make you at all fearful," we edited out Kennedy's comments and put Harry Smith in, and you'll be able to hear the edit now that I've told you about it.
SMITH: When you see this generational change that seems to be taking place before our eyes, does it make you at all fearful? I just -- I think what I was trying to say is sometimes agents of change end up being targets, as you well know, and that was why I was asking if you were at all fearful of that.
RUSH: Asking about the assassination of his brothers. And Ted Kennedy had no clue that this is what -- so CBS, Harry Smith, raises the specter of Obama being assassinated long before Mrs. Clinton ever did. Then, on February 11th, 2007, on 60 Minutes, Steve Kroft is talking to Michelle (My Belle) Obama, along with her husband Barack, said, "Michelle, a tough question to ask. A number of years ago Colin Powell was thinking about running for president. His wife, Alma, really didn't want him to run. She was worried about some crazy person with a gun. Something you think about?"
<*IMAGE>MICHELLE: I don't lose sleep over it. Because the realities are that, you know, as a black man, you know, Barack can get shot going to the gas station, you know, so you -- you know, you can't -- you know, you can't make decisions based on -- on fear and the possibility of what might happen. We -- we just weren't raised that way.
RUSH: Don't get me started on how you were raised. Jeremiah Wright, anybody? Barack Obama, ladies and gentlemen, is simply a blank slate for the sixties radicals to paint whatever they want on his canvas. That's what he is. Kyle-Anne Shiver writing about this in National Review Online today.